Refreshments provided by the Ambulance Service

Matty Lee made this Freedom of Information request to East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Please provide the answer to this freedom of information request:

1) Does East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provide any complimentary refreshments for staff/management/members of the public (For example, hot drinks, biscuits, etc)?

2) In respect to point 1, if the answer is yes, please provide a comprehensive list of items that EMAS supply to staff/management/members of the public.

For your convenience, I have listed some of the items that I am interested in. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Teabags
- Coffee
- Sugar
- Sweetener
- Milk (either fresh or UHT)
- Disposable cups & lids
- Hot chocolate
- Stirrers
- Biscuits

3) In respect to point 2, please provide a breakdown of the total amount that the trust has spent on these refreshments in the calendar year 2016. If individual items will be too expensive/time-consuming to calculate, I am happy to receive a grand total for the amount EMAS has spent on all of the listed items.

Thank you for taking the time to answer this question.

Yours faithfully,

Matty Lee

Williams Matthew, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Ref: FOI/16/336

 

8 February 2017

 

Dear Mr James

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 8 February 2017 requesting information
about refreshments provided by EMAS.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

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Williams Matthew, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

3 Attachments

Ref: FOI/16/336

 

8 February 2017

 

Dear Mr Lee

 

We are writing further to our e-mail dated 8 February 2017 requesting
information about refreshments provided by EMAS.

 

I’ve realised that I made a typographical error when I addressed you as Mr
James within my previous e-mail to you, so for this I would like to
apologise.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

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Headquarters

Beechdale Road

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NG8 3LL

 

 

 

From: Williams Matthew
Sent: 08 February 2017 17:09
To: '[FOI #388770 email]'
<[FOI #388770 email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - Refreshments Provided by the
Ambulance Service

 

Ref: FOI/16/336

 

8 February 2017

 

Dear Mr James

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 8 February 2017 requesting information
about refreshments provided by EMAS.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

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Description:
Description: Telephone: 0115 9193446
Description:
Description: hello [8][email address]
my name is
[9]www.emas.nhs.uk
Matthew Williams
Records Manager                         @EMASNHSTRUST[10]Description:
Description: Description: Description: Description:
East Midlands Description: Description: Description: Description:
Ambulance Service cid:image002.png@01CF367A.50F55880
NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire
Headquarters

Beechdale Road

Nottingham

NG8 3LL

 

 

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Williams Matthew, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

3 Attachments

Ref: FOI/16/336

 

3 March 2017

 

Dear Mr Lee

 

We are writing further to our e-mail dated 8 February 2017 requesting
information about refreshments provided by EMAS in 2016.

 

We can confirm that EMAS operates out of roughly 70 buildings and employs
a total of 3,000+ members of staff across its sites, but having said this,
the questions you raised along with their answers can be found below:

 

1)     Does East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provide any
complimentary refreshments for staff/management/members of the public (For
example, hot drinks, biscuits, etc)?  Yes.

 

2)     In respect to point 1, if the answer is yes, please provide a
comprehensive list of items that EMAS supply to staff/management/members
of the public.  For your convenience, I have listed some of the items that
I am interested in.  Please find a list of items that EMAS supply to
staff, management and members of the public below:

 

·         Tea

·   Teabags – £221.24

·   Instant Tea in a Cup – £90.00

 

·         Coffee

·   Rich Roast Coffee – £992.00

·   Decaffeinated Coffee – £45.36

·   Instant Coffee in a Cup – £209.30

·   Instant Decaffeinated Coffee in a Cup – £10.05

 

·         Hot Chocolate

·   Hot Chocolate Tins – £26.04

·   Instant Hot Chocolate In Cup – £126.70

 

·         Sugar

·   Sugar 1kg Bag – total spend £62.10

·   Sugar 2.5g Fairtrade White Sticks – £48.75

 

·         Sweetener – None ordered.

 

·         Milk (either fresh or UHT)

·   Milk Portions 12ml Semi Skimmed Pots UHT – £294.30

·   Fresh Skimmed 1L Milk – £72.00

·   Semi Skimmed 2L Milk – £911.04

·   Fresh Skimmed 1 Pint Poly 568ml – £7.68

·   Semi Skimmed 1 Pint Poly 568ml – £1,056

 

·         Disposable Cups and Lids

·   Paper Cup 7oz – £351.68

·   Disposable Clear Plastic 200ml fruit juice/water tumbler – £528.72

·   Stirrers – £20.15

 

·         Biscuits – None ordered.

 

·         Water

·   Bottled Natural Water 330ml PET Bottle – total spend £3,309.89

·   Natural Mineral Water 85ml Cuplet – £2,855.60. **This item is for
patient use only, and is an item on the back of ambulance to help take
medication)**

 

·         Other consumables under contract

·   English Breakfast Tea – £148.56

·   Mid Roast Coffee – £241.02

·   Contract to cater up to 65 drink refreshments per week for education
purposes at our three training schools – £19,012.50.

 

3)     In respect to point 2, please provide a breakdown of the total
amount that the trust has spent on these refreshments in the calendar year
2016.  Please see the information provided above in the answer to Question
2.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

Notes:

 

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complete our short questionnaire – available here at:
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Team, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire
Headquarters, Beechdale Road, Nottingham NG8 3LL.

 

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[5]www.emas.nhs.uk
Matthew Williams
Records Manager                         @EMASNHSTRUST[6]Description:
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East Midlands Description: Description: Description: Description:
Ambulance Service NHS cid:image002.png@01CF367A.50F55880
Trust
Nottinghamshire
Headquarters

Beechdale Road

Nottingham

NG8 3LL

 

 

 

From: Williams Matthew
Sent: 08 February 2017 17:26
To: '[FOI #388770 email]'
<[FOI #388770 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request - Refreshments Provided by the
Ambulance Service

 

Ref: FOI/16/336

 

8 February 2017

 

Dear Mr Lee

 

We are writing further to our e-mail dated 8 February 2017 requesting
information about refreshments provided by EMAS.

 

I’ve realised that I made a typographical error when I addressed you as Mr
James within my previous e-mail to you, so for this I would like to
apologise.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

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Description:
Description: Telephone: 0115 9193446
Description:
Description: hello [9][email address]
my name is
[10]www.emas.nhs.uk
Matthew Williams
Records Manager                         @EMASNHSTRUST[11]Description:
Description: Description: Description: Description:
East Midlands Description: Description: Description: Description:
Ambulance Service cid:image002.png@01CF367A.50F55880
NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire
Headquarters

Beechdale Road

Nottingham

NG8 3LL

 

 

 

From: Williams Matthew
Sent: 08 February 2017 17:09
To: '[FOI #388770 email]'
<[12][FOI #388770 email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - Refreshments Provided by the
Ambulance Service

 

Ref: FOI/16/336

 

8 February 2017

 

Dear Mr James

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 8 February 2017 requesting information
about refreshments provided by EMAS.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Matthew Williams

 

[13]Description: [14]cid:image005.png@01D0CAE2.B1559520
Description:
Description: Telephone: 0115 9193446
Description:
Description: hello [15][email address]
my name is
[16]www.emas.nhs.uk
Matthew Williams
Records Manager                         @EMASNHSTRUST[17]Description:
Description: Description: Description: Description:
East Midlands Description: Description: Description: Description:
Ambulance Service cid:image002.png@01CF367A.50F55880
NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire
Headquarters

Beechdale Road

Nottingham

NG8 3LL

 

 

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